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How to disable the Enter key in forms.

This function ignores the Enter key while editing or adding new records. This is useful when using barcode scanners to enter data or simply to avoid incomplete form submissions. Tested with Mac Firefox, Safari and IE.

1) Add the following attribute to any of the fields in the "fields.ini" file:


2) Insert the following function in one of the existing javascript files used by your application, or create your own:

function stopEnterKey(evt) {

var evt = (evt) ? evt : ((event) ? event : null);

var node = ( ? : ((evt.srcElement) ? evt.srcElement : null);

if ((evt.keyCode == 13) && (node.type=="text")) {return false;}

document.onkeypress = stopEnterKey;


3) That's it!

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